You may have noticed across social media that this week is Crohn’s and Colitis awareness week; both of these are forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and make up a substantial amount of the ostomates in the world. I wanted to talk to you a little bit about what each one is according to the medical […]
Every year the world comes together to raise awareness for all ostomies, their many diverse reasons, ages groups and hopefully try to remove the stigma one person at a time. We as ostomates aren’t alone in trying to do this; the companies that work within the ostomy sector, charities and bloggers all do something too! […]
Did you know that our lovely Lorraine had written a book on the bowels, based on her professional background as a dietitian and her personal experiences with her son Samir who has Crohn’s disease. I thought it would be interesting to read from the point of view of someone who has suffered with Irritable Bowel […]
Yesterday our national treasure that is the National Health Service turned 70! That is quite an achievement since a lot of things have tried and are actively trying to tear it apart. It was formed back in 1948 on (obviously) the 5th of July as part of the social reforms after the Second World War.
So as you may have known I have been pregnant with Baby Button and maybe interested that he has arrived! Well it’s the only exciting news I have to tell people! After being admitted for a week prior to his birth he was looked forward to more than before! So please read on to find […]
Have you been enjoying the “Let’s Be OstoMATES” series? Would you like to take part in them? Well read on dear ostoMATE and I will let you know what I ideally ask for and where you can send it to so it can get posted!
So today 19th of May was world IBD awareness day, in fact as you maybe aware May is IBD awareness month. Some people have been posting daily images of life with IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease, others have been more loud and proud about it both are great !Me? Well I’ve done some “ostobomb’s” to […]
Today I would like to talk to you all about a charity that means a lot to me… the Purple Wings Charity. They work with people with stoma’s due to IBD (or that get IBD after stoma surgery as it does happen) to help them regain confidence within themselves again. Lauren the founder has helped […]